Synergy Schools Solar Challenge

2021 Synergy Schools Solar Challenge

Engage your students with this hands-on STEM initiative - The Synergy Schools Solar Challenge. 


Developed in partnership with Synergy, STAWA is pleased to announce the challenge is back in 2021!


2021 includes five regional events - Albany, Bunbury, Collie, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie, two large metro events North at St Mark's Anglican Community School and South at All Saints College, and a Grand Final.

Events: Student teams of 4 are provide with a new car kit at each event.

Teams are required to build (engineering challenge) and race their cars on event day.


Registrations have closed. Metropolitan heat numbers are capped, while we still have a few places at our regional locations.  

The site is evolving to include additional activities and background information along with winners tips, video clips and inspirational articles. You will be give a unique code to access teacher resources once registrations are complete.

This is a great STEM opportunity with FREE Resources including equipment for new schools, classroom activities and the excitement of a competition.

2021 Events & Locations



Date 2019



Newton Moore SHS

9th March 



Amaroo Primary School

10th March 



North Albany Senior High School

11th March 


North Metro

St Mark's Anglican Community School

16th March 


South Metro

All Saints College

18th March 



Goldfields Baptist College

23rd March 



Champion Bay SHS

25th March 



Bob Hawke College

30th March 


Check out the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge Teacher Guides:

A limited number of kits are available for new schools in 2021, through a partnership between Synergy and STAWA for a Year 6 competition and a Year 8 competition. Each school pack has 8 complete solar car kits. Entry into the competition is FREE


STAWA and Synergy are committed to a sustainable approach to all our activities.  

Sustainable practices implemented in the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge are aimed at reducing its impact on the environment and adopting practices that use resources sustainably. They include

  • Reusable model car kits
  • Only schools entering the competition for the first time will be given a Free School Pack 
  • Schools re-registering will be sent new core flute chasses, but not a free pack
  • Teacher guides and additional lessons and support material will be provided digitally from the website
  • Reusable event collateral such as the track, banners and bunting
  • Using volunteers to complement staffing requirements

Extra kits or replacement parts can be purchased through Kite Magic 

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